|Project title||"Island of Children" - Community services for children in Bükkszentmárton|
|Thematic area||Youth and children issues|
|Name of the organization||"Association for Making Bükkszentmárton Nicer"|
|Postal address||3346 Bükkszentmárton, 3346 Bükkszentmárton, II. Rákóczi F. út. 82.|
|Project manager||Váradi Gergő|
|Project timeframe||March 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||14,976 €|
The main objective of the project was to establish a community space and service providing system that ensures talent management, compensate existing disadvantages and to make a community of volunteers.
As a first step – establishing the infrastructural and operating conditions – the Association arranged the long-term renting with the local government, prepared the restructuring plan based on the previously learnt backgrounds on Day Care Centers and with the help of the mayor they found a building contractor. After the reconstruction the organization contacted and consulted with professionals thus they could start the legal process of becoming an official Day Care Institution.
The project promoter held organizational development trainings in order to explore human resources, to prepare volunteers methodologically and supervision.
Project promoter offered the following services:
- playing field (twice a week): themes were: games, music, films, health and seasonal holidays;
- early age skill development (once a week): themes were recognizing colors, forms, paints, different equipment. Usually 8-20 children and their parents participated in those workshops.
During the project they helped 43 people with arranging personal administration, teenagers learned hip-hop dance, and local people could participate 21 times in IT basic user trainings.
Community events were organized around several topics like international Children’s Day, Roma Day, Marton Day, Santa Claus Day, Family Day, Charity Days open for everyone, and several community programs in order to strengthen the community bond between inhabitants. 16 children participated in the 3-day summer camp in Eger.
As a result of the project parents recognized the necessity of developing the children’s skills and they learnt to accept this kind of help – that shows they also improved, became more conscious about their decisions.